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Aragon: an historic hotspot

Strong Spanish culture, ancient architecture, fine local food and a state of the art circuit – the Aragon GP is one not to miss

Located just outside of the small Spanish town Alcañiz, MotorLand Aragon has become a regular fixture on the MotoGP™ calendar in a country that is incredibly passionate about motorcycle racing.

The ‘true’ home race for Marc and Alex Marquez, the Aragon GP is one to put on the bucket list. Alcañiz has a rich history of racing with the town hosting street racing events between 1963 and 2003. The town sits on the river Guadalope in the Teruel province, which is part of the wider autonomous community of Aragon and is 113km from the provincial capital Teruel, which is home to just over 16,000 people and boasts centuries of history, as you will note from the ancient buildings in the old town centre.

The Teruel province is one of Spain’s quieter regions, but that makes it all the more special to visit, with its sometimes deserted landscape, strong rural culture, fine local Spanish food and its beautiful provincial capital, the town of the same name – Teruel. The region is known in other parts of Spain for the harsh local climate which is very hot in the summer and cold in the winter, whilst its famous Spanish cured ham (jamón serrano) should not be missed.

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